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Biogeochemistry is the science of the processes that govern the distribution of the elements throughout the Earth system. We focus in particular on those that control the transfer of elements between various environments. These are often related to climate, such as the uptake of CO2 by the land biosphere and the oceans, and to biology, for example the availability of nutrients in the ocean. Biogeochemistry is a highly interdisciplinary science, involving biology, chemistry, oceanography and geology, and deals with issues unfolding across several temporal and spatial scales. Our science relies on model simulations as well as field and experimental data. (Foto: Emil Jeansson)

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...we follow a unique approach, combining in situ observations and ocean modelling? Research

...we are involved in more than 10 research projects (national or international)? Research projects

...we are interested in you? (please, take also contact with Truls Johannessen, Are Olsen, and Christoph Heinze) Available master projects

Christoph Heinze (UiB og Bjerknessenteret) og Thorsten Blenckner (Stockholm Resilience Centre)  ønsket over 80 forskere velkommen til Bergen i dag, når COMFORT prosjektet setter I gang. Heinze (til venstre) og Blenckner leder et forskerteam som skal under

Our safe operating spaces for our common future ocean in the Earth system

What are our safe operating spaces for the ocean? This is the starting question for the new EU Horizon 2020 project COMFORT.

New paper

Climate feedbacks and prospects for their evaluation

Climate simulation models include more and more processes – not only physical, but also biogeochemical cycles. Can single individuals keep an overview of the major factors governing climate change? Christoph Heinze has led a study that can help you. He presents the new article here.

New research

Ocean sink for carbon measured

An international research project has determined the amount of man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the ocean from the atmosphere between 1994 and 2007.

New research
Both weather and the circulation in the ocean affect how much CO2 the ocean can absorb from the atmosphere

Ocean currents determine CO2 uptake

That the ocean slows down global warming by absorbing CO2 from the air, is pure chemistry. But to find out how much, you have to know how the ocean moves. Friederike Fröb's PhD shows that both weather and ocean currents play a role.